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Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals

The Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Kauffman Stadium.

The Tigers will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Justin Verlander in this game. Verlander has a 10-6 record and a 3.50 ERA this season.

Verlander's opponent in this one will be Jeremy Guthrie. The Royals righthander has a 4.25 ERA to go along with a 8-7 record this season.

Detroit lost its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Royals on July 19. Bettors who backed the Royals at +115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Team records:
Detroit: 52-43 SU
Kansas City: 44-49 SU

Detroit most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

Kansas City most recently:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Detroit are 4-6
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Detroit's last 5 games when playing Kansas City
Detroit is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Detroit is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Kansas City
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing at home against Detroit
Kansas City is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Detroit
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kansas City's last 5 games when playing Detroit
Kansas City is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Detroit

Next up:
Kansas City home to Detroit, Sunday, July 21